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CB Radios Around the World: Canada

CB Radios Around the World: Canada

So much of CB radio’s explosive popularity originated in the United States, so how did that affect our upstairs neighbors? In this iteration of CB Around the World, we will be looking just north of us to Canada!

Canada utilizes the same bandwidth as the US and has no special provisions, meaning if you’re in the US you can keep using your system as is in Canada! This came in 1962 as radio usage began spreading in Canada, though it wouldn’t take off until 1969. Especially in fishing villages, they became a popular hobby to communicate with each other on the water.

According to a report in 1976, CB radio was a $70 million market with over 10,000 systems being sold every month. Unlike many other countries, the introduction of the radio system was not met with much opposition given how popular and widespread it became in the US. That is, if you buy your radio in Canada. If you buy/import a US radio system, you’ll need to register for a license by the Department of Communications.

We hope you found this information on CB radio usage in Canada interesting and let you appreciate your radio system a bit more! At CB Radio Supply, we are here for all your radio needs and offer a wide range of customer service! Our free domestic US shipping and hassle-free returns is our guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your choices. Give us a call to speak with our expert staff today!

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